Bachelor Major in English (120 ECTS): Module Groups

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In the Bachelor Major in English Literature and Linguistics (120 ECTS), there are seven different module groups.

At the end of each semester, students will receive a semester transcript with all the modules that they have completed so far. On the transcript, the modules will be listed under the module group to which they belong.

The modules belonging to each of the groups are listed below.

Introduction to English Literature and Linguistics

Modules offered on a regular basis

  • starting in the fall semester

440-020

English Literature: Textual Analysis

9 ECTS

440-010

Introduction to English Linguistics

9 ECTS

440-030

Language Skills and Culture: Introduction

12 ECTS

English Linguistics

Modules offered on a regular basis

  • starting in the fall semester:

440-100

History of Engl. Language 1: Focus on Old English

6 ECTS

440-120

Focus on Language Structure

6 ECTS

440-121

Focus on Language Use

6 ECTS

  • starting in the spring semester:

440-110

History of Engl. Language 2: Focus on Middle English

6 ECTS

440-123

Focus on Variation and Change

6 ECTS

440-124

Focus on Language and the Mind

6 ECTS

440-020

Focus on Phonetics and Phonology

6 ECTS

Other types of modules

440-s03

Elective Lecture in Linguistics*

3 ECTS

Note: The modules listed in this group should only be taken by students who have successfully completed both "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" and "Introduction to English Linguistics."

Exception: Modules marked with an asterisk (*) may also be taken earlier.

English Literature

Modules offered on a regular basis

  • starting in the fall semester:

440-200

Literature in Context: History and Theory

6 ECTS

440-220

Literary Histories: Renaissance and Early Modern Period

6 ECTS

440-221

Literary Histories: The Long Nineteenth Century

6 ECTS

440-222

Literary Histories: The Long Twentieth Century

6 ECTS

440-223

Literary Histories: Cultural Contexts

6 ECTS

440-224

Literary Histories: Genres and Themes in Literary History

6 ECTS

  • starting in the spring semester:

440-225

Literary & Cultural Analysis: Introduction to Theory

6 ECTS

440-226

Literary & Cultural Analysis: Texts and Their Afterlives

6 ECTS

440-227

Literary & Cultural Analysis: Intermediality

6 ECTS

440-228

Literary & Cultural Analysis: (Post-)Colonial Perspectives

6 ECTS

440-229

Literary & Cultural Analysis: Identities

6 ECTS

 

Other types of modules

440-s02

Elective Lecture in Literature*

3 ECTS

440-s01

Colloquium in Literature

3 ECTS

Note: The modules listed in this group should only be taken by students who have successfully completed both "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" and "English Literature: Textual Analysis."

Exception: Modules marked with an asterisk (*) may also be taken earlier.

Language Skills and Culture

Modules offered on a regular basis

  • starting each semester

440-300

Writing Skills and Media Analysis

6 ECTS

  • in alternate spring semesters

440-310

Writing Skills and Media Analysis: Focus

6 ECTS

440-320

Writing Skills and Media Analysis: Explorations

6 ECTS

Other types of modules

440-s04

Elective Lecture in LS&C (Cultural Studies)*

3 ECTS

Note: The modules listed in this group should only be taken by students who have successfully completed "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction."

Exception: Modules marked with an asterisk (*) may also be taken earlier.

Other Curricular Modules

06SM521

Einführung in die Computerlinguistik 1

6 ECTS

06SM521

Einführung in die Computerlinguistik 2

3 ECTS

440-s05

Excursion

3 ECTS

440xxx

Guided Reading in Literary Studies

3 ECTS

06SM521

Programmiertechniken der Computerlinguistik 1

9 ECTS

06SM521

Programmiertechniken der Computerlinguistik 2

6 ECTS

440-410

Stay Abroad Portfolio

3 ECTS

Note:

  • Some of these modules are offered by other departments, and therefore may be taught in German.
  • See detailed module descriptions for prerequisites, language of instruction, etc.

Transferable Skills

440xxx

All Modules by the Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich

3 ECTS

30SM

Ancient Greek I: Grundlagen Griechisch

6 ECTS

30SM

Ancient Greek II: Griechisch II (Graecum)

6 ECTS

330002

Hindi-Sprachkurs

9 ECTS

360304

Historische Sprachstufen: Einführung ins Altfriesische

6 ECTS

360305

Historische Sprachstufen: Einführung ins Althochdeutsche

6 ECTS

360306

Historische Sprachstufen: Einführung ins Altsächsische

6 ECTS

360307

Historische Sprachstufen: Einführung ins Gotische

6 ECTS

440xxx

Indische Literatur

3 ECTS

30SM

Latin I: Grundlagen Latein

6 ECTS

30SM

Latin I: Latein II (Latinum)

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literaturvorlesung Griechisch, Latein oder Mittellatein

3 ECTS

Note:

  • Some of these modules are offered by other departments, and therefore may be taught in German.
  • See detailed module descriptions for prerequisites, language of instruction, etc.

Bachelor Thesis

The Bachelor Thesis (15 ECTS) can be written in either English Linguistics or English Literature.